Saturday, April 16, 2016

THE ASH BONE WITCH

See what we have brewing in our cauldron. A smoky, warm and slightly sweet blend of  essential oils combine to create a scent that is not overly strong and smells just like a fresh mystery ash.
The Ash Bone Witch is a reminiscent of old books, bubbling concoctions, herbs and creaking floor boards! A pure essential oil blend.


 Ingredients: Canola oil, Coconut Oil, Lard, Lye and water, Activated charcoal.
 Essential Oils: Island Breeze, Lavender and Eucalyptus oil infusion




Sunday, April 10, 2016

SEA YOU SOON


Well the theme is location: and I live on an island, so the sea will be.
I must say not a very original one, there are thousands of soaps with this theme.
The silver dust combined with the light, turned out to be like dew drops. The same as the "ice" embellished I made with glycerin. It looks as if it has water drops.















Saturday, April 9, 2016

AMORTENTIA

 Amortentia
Love Obsession Soap
"Amortentia is the most powerful love potion in the world. It is distinctive for its mother-of-pearl sheen, and steam rises from the potion in spirals. Amortentia smells different to each person, according to what attracts them."


Do you dare to use it?

These soaps are made of glycerin and goat milk soap. I love the way the magenta color worked in the goat milk. It looks as if the center of the soap, is alive and the love potion is captured in the inner heart of the soap.
Fragrance: A sweet berry scent with a touch of citrus.

Hope you like it.




FORBIDDEN FOREST

This is the firs tof the new line, I am creating inspired by magicians, like the unforgettable Harry Potter.
I tried to combined the earthy and greenish mood of the forest with the benefits of goat milk. 
The soap hgas French Green Clay which is so beneficial for our skin, it  absorbs the oil, dust from your skin leaving it fresh and mate.
It is combined with oatmeal for a gentle exfoliation and it is ideal for sensitive skins, and last but not least with Calendula infused oil.
Very Soothing!

Ingredients:

Canola Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, infused Calendula Oil. Lye.
Essential Oils: Lavender


















Wednesday, April 6, 2016

MY LOCATION

I have been trying a soap inspired by my location here in Galveston, a beautiful island in the South of Texas.
I worked with CP which did not work the way I wanted. My rookie lack of experience made me use a fragrance which made my trace speed up in such a way that it was impossible for the swirl I thought.
Then I prepared my crystals with glycerin, and then made the top of the loaf. I poured glicerin over the top and embeded the glicerin "crystals",

Here are some pictures.













Sunday, April 3, 2016

INSPIRATION EVERYWHERE

As a creative right side brain geek, I am always searching for new ways of experimenting and showing my soaps. I sometimes feel like simple, minimalistic designs, are my favorite,  but I also try to look for other styles.
 I am a big fan of Project Runway since season 1, I did not miss any episode, I have seen every options they broadcasted, even there was one on accessories, which survived only one season, but anyway I love it.
When I say Project Runway, I say, All Stars, Under the Gunn, and so on and so forth.
One of the judges in Project Runway All Stars is Georgina Chapman co-founder of Marchesa.
Her designs are so ethereal and romantic. Full of intricated embroideries  and details.
Well to make the story short I have some deisgns from her Fall 2016 collection that are on my list for soaps.
Now I am releasing #1:
Colors I would have never imagined I would work in a soap. Next time I would make this design in a different mold and the red will be darker, towards the burgundy side.
But for being the first try, I am pleased with the turn out.







A TASTE OF HONEY?

It doesn't look like honey, does it?








Well actually it  is a super delicious, sweet S ummer scent of citrus, but with a bit of honey.
I wanted to have a natural soap, with natural colorants and my very own accomplished dried oranges slices.
Everything has been done from scratch. I used one of my favorite recipes, which have given me such a creamy soap, with gorgeus lather.
The scents are essential oils plus my very own orange, and calendula tinctures.
Though I know fragrances are much stronger and sometimes you do not have oils in nature, and you need them, I prefer to stick to my oils.
Literally I was taking the pictures outside, and I could smell the orange.
Love it!